Welcome Letter

Tips

Your Body
Attire
Observation
Gravity and Grounding
Speed, Timing, Breathing
Extension
Congruity and Training
Uke-Nage Relationship
Cycles
Commitment
The Dojo
Our Relationship
Other Instructors,
Students, and Arts
Deciding to Leave
Expectations

Reference

Dojo Etiquette
Fundamentals
Helpful Phrases
Aikido Ranks
Basic Counting
Glossary
Bibliography

Acknowledgements

Recommended Reading

  • AIKIDO. Tokyo 1963. Uyesiba, Kisshomaru

  • AIKIDO AND THE DYNAMIC SPHERE. C. E. Tuttle Co. 1970. Westbrook, Adele and Oscar Ratti

  • TRADITIONAL AIKIDO. Tokyo 1973-1976. Saito, Morihiro
    • Volume 1: Basic Techniques
    • Volume 2: Advanced Techniques
    • Volume 3: Applied Techniques
    • Volume 4: Vital Techniques
    • Volume 5: Training Works Wonders

  • AIKIDO IN DAILY LIFE. Rikugei Pub. House 1966. Tohei, Koichi

  • THIS IS AIKIDO. Japan Publications 1975. Tohei, Koichi

  • AIKIDO--THE WAY OF HARMONY. Shambhala 1984. Stevens, John

  • THE SPIRIT OF AIKIDO. Kodansha International 1984. Ueshiba, Kisshomaru

  • AIKIDO AND THE HARMONY OF NATURE. Shambhala 1993 Saotome, Mitsugi

  • THE PRINCIPLES OF AIKIDO. Shambhala 1989. Saotome, Mitsugi

  • AIKIDO AND THE NEW WARRIOR. North Atlantic Bks. 1985. Heckler, Richard

  • IN SEARCH OF THE WARRIOR SPIRIT. North Atlantic Bks. 1990. Heckler, Richard

  • CLASSICAL BUDO. Weatherhill 1973. Draeger, Donn F.

  • THE SWORD OF NO SWORD. Shambhala 1984. Stevens, John

  • ABUNDANT PEACE. Shambhala 1987. Stephens, John

  • SECRETS OF THE SAMURAI. C. E. Tuttle Co. 1973. Ratti, Oscar and Adele Westbrook

  • ZEN IN THE ART OF ARCHERY. Vintage Books 1989. Herrigel, Eugen

  • ZEN MIND, BEGINNER'S MIND. Walker/Weatherhill 1970. Suzuki, Shunryu

  • ZEN AND JAPANESE CULTURE. Pantheon Books 1959. Suzuki, Daisetsu

  • THE ULTIMATE ATHLETE. Viking Press 1975. Leonard, George

  • A BOOK OF FIVE RINGS. Allison and Busby 1974. Muashi, Miyamoto, trans. Victor Harris

  • TAO: THE WATERCOURSE WAY. Pantheon Books 1975. Watts, Alan

  • TAO TE CHING. Random House 1972. Lao Tsu, trans. Gia-fu Feng & Jane English

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